Livestock Production is More Wasteful, New Report Says

February 28, 2013

Ever since the UN released the Livestock: The Long Shadow report in 2006, the impact that animal food production has on the planet’s climate has become a staple of any conversation related to the environment. The report estimated that animal farming accounts for around 18 percent of all emissions, due to several factors involved, from […]

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Food Gives Us Energy, But It Takes a Lot of Energy to Produce It

February 26, 2013

In a world where billions of people go hungry every day, the very idea that a good chunk of our global food production goes to waste sounds outrageous. But this is what happens. The problem is so serious that it has prompted the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to […]

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Food For Thought: World Food Day 2011

October 16, 2011

Energy Refuge is taking part of Blog Action Day and the theme this year is food to mark World Food Day. All over the U.S., 300 events will mark the date with Sunday dinners and the involvement of celebrity chefs such as Giada De Lautentiis, Mark Bittman and Jose Andres. Related Posts:Have a Green Mother’s […]

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Food For Thought: Food Waste Equals Energy Waste

October 5, 2010

New research tells us that wasting food, a common habit of people in the developed world, also wastes energy. And a lot of it. Related Posts:Energy Refuge at the UNEP’s WED Blogging CompetitionStudy Highlights Midwest Alternative Energy PotentialVideo: Argonne National Laboratory’s Director on Alternative EnergyComparing Energy Efficient TechnologiesNorway Launches Energy + To Promote Alternative Energy

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Ethanol Production: Not Just a Corn Thing

June 14, 2008

When thinking of ethanol, often the first association that comes to mind in terms of raw production is corn. However, it turns out that a wide variety of organic materials can, if properly treated, provide the source material required to produce a complete biofuel. Believe it or not, it is the starch that is sought […]

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